Tuesday 17 August 2021

Ladakh India - Little Tibet (II)

"All know the way , but very few actually walk it"   (Buddha)

After three days of resting, my condition is getting better. So i started walking around and booked a trip to visit some Buddhist monasteries around Ladakh.

Why does Ladakh have little tibet name...? Because a lot of tibetan refugees moved here and have a big influence on the spirituality and daily lives of the people of ladakh.

Even though my 8 days journey here was not easy, but I am falling in love with this land. And make promise , I will come back and explore another side of the ladakh

The Monastery : Hemis Monastery, Shey Monastery , Thiksey Monastery & Shanti Stupa

Cost of Journey :

I rent 5 hour car for 150 US$ (5 hour you have enough time to visit theree monasteries around)

Saturday 17 July 2021

Ladakh India - The Little Tibet (I)

Ladakh is the one destination that i have wanted to visit since 2010. This region known as "Little Tibet", is a bastion of  Buddhist calm in a wild region. Ladakh owns many old monasteries and has a strong root of Tibetan Buddhism in India.

Even though this place is stand in a  conflict area , between Jamu Kashmir and Border of Pakistan, still we can call this place heaven on earth. Not just because of the view but the people here are very spiritual and also peaceful.

How to reach Ladakh..?

Many traveller pick road trip, from delhi or other city because beautiful scenery around. And road trip good for acclimatization. Because  ladakh is situated at an altitude of 3524 m making it difficult for visitor to breath beng in low in oxygen.

But i don't have time to do road journey. So i book flight from Jakarta to Delhi then book direct flight to Ladakh. And i read go direct from Delhi to Ladakh can give worst altitude sickness.

So I'm Ready for that

The first landing everything seemed okay, check in at the hotel, have breakfast, and the hotel people warn me to just rest and dont walk too much. 

So the first day i just stayed in the hotel and all feel ok, but after one day  i felt my head start spinning.  i have difficult time just  to walk and feel very weak. I start vomiting and my nose start bleeding non stop.

The Hotel Manager was worried with my condition, so He sent me to hospital to get fast treatment and injecton at 9 PM.

When i reached leh hospital, it is full of people who got altituded sicknes. So need queu to get treatment. And the doc says my Oxygen level is 68% the medicine will not help me. So he gave me some injections i forgot what is that. He just asks me to rest till i feel ok to walk again. 

From all the treatment i just need to pay around 12$

Yes my first destination in Ladakh is Hospital 💓

Friday 1 January 2021

New Year

The Sun will Rise

and we will try again

Stay alive...

Stay alive ...




Sunday 20 October 2019

Bhutan - Hidden Land Of Happiness

Been age, not updating my blog. Life just so busy, struggle between work, marathon training (yes im serious marathon runner now), take care my (fiv) cat and also travel.

Here is quick review of my journey around Bhutan.

Bhutan is quiet pricey country. You need to spent around 250U$/day and everything should be arranged by the travel agent.

I choose  Druk Asia which is best decision ever. They are very helpfull and say yes to everything you order. They have 7 day trips.  Start from Paro - Timphu and Punakha.

I don't know , im very sick when i fly there. Have bad coughing and pain back. Try my best to get medicine in Bangkok but not much help.

But when im landing in Paro, i feel the air so fresh and clean . 10 minute standing there and suddenly my coughing gone. Look like the air there has miracle.

It is just the beginning... and the miracle still continues..

Prayer, Buddhist Chanting, Animal, People all happy around...

(china - tibet border)

This is Kira, national dress for women . An ankle length dress consisting of a rectangular piece of woven fabric. Local women wear it to respect the place like monastery and also the pallace. I wear it almost everyday. Quiet comfortable and look beautiful.

To be continued..

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Tak Bat - Almsgiving in Luang Prabang, Laos

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

5.15 AM Luang Prabang

Tak Bat  or the Buddhist Lao monks morning colection is happen every single morning around Luang Prabang. The ritual is done in silence. The almsgiver do not speak, nor do the monks.

The monks walk in meditation and the almsgiver reciprocate with respect by not disturbing the monk's meditative peace

This daily religious ceremony has gone on for centuries. This is how local people pay respect to the monks and make merit for their families. It is an important and meaningful part of Luang Prabang’s Buddhist cultural.

Blissful Ambiance...

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Luang Prabang - The Meditative City

I come when the tourist season end. Rain pour every afternoon, quite and peaceful. City with thousand of temple in every corner. Day start and end with prayer. 

Been here for 7 day and feel like this is the perfect place for people who need meditative mind.

(to be continued)

Monday 29 January 2018

The best time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda - Part IV

Afternoon to dawn time is my favourite time to visit Shwedagon Pagoda. Why? Because i still can capture the bright sun , the sunset and also the night light around without getting sweating because the yangon weather.

Pilgrim usualy come after dawn time around 5 pm. If you want experienced the praying time with a lot of monk and local come after 5 pm.

I can spent hours here, usualy from 3 pm till 9 pm. In the night time, you can see the real beauty of the temple.

The important thing before visit this place is you should know how to dress. Short and open arm cloth not allow here. You should barefoot too when you enter the temple. There is tourist officer will check you in the front door. If your cloth not respecful enough they will give you kind of sarong and you should wear it.

I wear my own batik that make me be center of attention because its look different and unique. But as usual the local think im Thai nationality and keep greet me with one words "Sawaddi Ka"!


Monday 11 September 2017

Shwedagon Pagoda Myanmar - Part III

In solitude there is healing, speak to your soul, listen to your heart beat. Sometime in the absence of noise we find the meaning of our life. 

Because wisdom grows in quiet place...